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    Realistically, you have very little or no time to spend in the city. Like others have said, take the subway and train from airport to airport. On a Saturday you can be stuck in bad traffic for a few hours. Don't forget, you have to check in an hour before your flight or they won't even let you check in.

    Take the Airtrain followed by the E subway train to Manhattan and see how much time is left. Make sure to get the schedule for the NJ Transit train to Newark airport from Penn Station. Do not plan to take a car or bus to Newark from Manhattan.

    MOMA is definitely out of the question. It is terribly crowded on Saturdays, they don't accept baggage at the coat check and if you need to leave your backpack at the coat check that alone can take up to 45min because the line will be very long. And then stand in line again to buy a ticket.

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    As others have said, not really a good idea. 6 hours is not really that much time between flights imo. Plan on sitting in front of your laptop instead. jfk to nerwark is a gamble if you sight see. If you're flying international, you should give yourself 2 hours before flight time to get to the terminal.

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    Thanks all for your invaluable insights !

    I'll see if the travel agency can change my flight back so that I have one night in NYC and have a few hours to spend there.

    This might be a very frustrating trip otherwise, and as it was planned at the last moment the options were not many.

    Cheers !
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    Woow ! Changed my trip, so I'll have some time

    Thnaks to all of you, I called the agency to change the flight, and I'll land in JFK on Friday evening.

    This means I'll have a short day in NYC, so I guess Central Park AND the MOMA will be in my planning (Central park in the morning, until the MOMA opens, then I'll have till 15:30/16:00 before leaving for Newark.

    Is it a good idea to take a train to Manhattan late in the evening (after 11PM in my case), or should I rather use a cab ?
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    I would be safe and take a cab.

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    Also, arriving at that time of the night, you'll have no traffic problems getting in to Manhattan and the cab ride will be (slightly) cheaper to boot. But plan on $40.

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    Hey Laurent,
    Have a good one!
    Metropolitan Museum of Art is also right at CentralPark. Delightful choices!
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    The International Center of Photography is well worth a visit if you have the time. Have fun, Laurent.

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    I'll make this day a very good one, I guess, if I can see Central Park and the MOMA.

    The Rollei is making the trip, along with some HP5 rolls, so I hope I'll have some good shots from this trip.

    Is Grand Central station still worth a visit ?

    Also, are there things to avoid doing (places where NOT to photograph, people NOT to photograph, etc...) ?
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    Another question : if I buy MOMA or ICP tickets in advance, do I skip the lines ?
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